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    BMW Is Close To Making A Final Decision on the i5


    • A third model could be joining BMW's i lineup

    BMW is coming close to making a decision on a possible third member of their i family.

     

    Autocar says there are two proposals for the next model which is known as the i5. First is an extended version of the i3 and the second is a sedan that will directly compete with Tesla's upcoming Model 3.

     

    Ian Robertson, BMW's board member who oversees sales and marketing says the company is in “the final stages” of which proposal to go with.

     

    “You will see more i products, and we are in the final stages of deciding what the next car will be and when you’ll see it,” said Robertson.

     

    It is expected that BMW will show the i5 next year during the company's centenary celebrations.

     

    Source: Autocar

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    Man I hope they figure out some better design language than the ugly I3.

     

    I expect the luxury auto makers will have to use EV's and Hybrids to keep their V8, V10 and V12 powered auto's alive.

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    Should be a sedan.  They already have a box electric car.  Unless extended i3 is another term for crossover.  Because people want those crossovers.

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    No one buys the "i" cars; why throw more money down that hole?

    Sadly I see many of them here in Washington, even in an EV i Car they are still assholes. Interesting observation is as one time at work we had 3 of them in the parking garage and all are gone now. The folks all traded them in as they could not live their life the way they wanted and charging of them took for ever. I think the i cars are the fastest turn over of new to traded in I have ever seen in an auto.

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    When I saw my first i3, I was speechless. I was shocked. I was like a deer caught in a headlight.

    I did not know what to think.

     

    When I saw the same i3 24 hours later, I decided to like it.

     

    That was a year ago. I saw one the other day, it was  different one from the one last year, I now have decided that I dont like it too much. You could say I hate it.

     

    I think I saw an i8 in Old Montreal last summer. Or maybe it was a dream I had that I seen one in Old Montreal, I cant really remember which is it...it mustnhave been a dream as I would have probably made a "Would You Rather" thread over at MT...

     

    That goes to show you how much I like BMW when a super sexy Bimmer (because the i8 is truly a nice car) does not rock my world enougj for me to care about it or even remember it...

     

    However, a M6 Grand Coupe is one  Bimmer I have started drooling over big time ever since I saw an all black 6 Series during this aforementioned past summer..

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